Apple by Nikki McClure

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Apple follows the life of an apple throughout the year, demonstrating the cyclical patterns in nature. The youngest readers will delight in following the journey of the bright red apple--the only splash of color in the otherwise black-and-white illustrations--as it travels from tree, to harvest, to snack, to compost, and finally to sprout. A single word complements each illustration, urging early readers to reflect on each stage in the apple's life. Apple is acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClure's very first book, originally self-published and sold in a limited edition of just 200 copies. Now, 16 years later, it is available in wide release, and fans will relish the chance to own the book that launched McClure's signature style.

About Nikki McClure

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Nikki McClure is a self-taught cut-paper artist known for her calendar and gift line. She is the author and illustrator of Collect Raindrops; Mama, Is It Summer Yet?; To Market, to Market; and Apple, and the illustrator of All in a Day, written by Cynthia Rylant. She lives in Olympia, Washington. Visit
Published August 1, 2012 by Abrams Appleseed. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Cooking. Fiction

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Picture books about apples, carrots, potatoes, pumpkins and Johnny Appleseed.

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